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Mentorship Program


What do you receive?

As a mentee, you are given the following opportunities to enhance your career:

  • Identify successful mentoring connections.
  • Gain professional support during career development, advancement and transition.
  • Develop important relationships and contacts across AAEA, Academia and Industry.

As a volunteer mentor, you have the opportunity to share your knowledge, your experience, and your insights with the next generation of leaders working in applied economics and related fields. Mentors should have at least seven years of experience/tenure in their current profession and demonstrated excellence in their career. Past mentors have said:

“I think this program is great and I only wish I had a formal Mentor on my early days in the profession.”

“This has been a terrific opportunity for me and I am really enjoying it. As would be expected this has forced me to look at my own career and how I am working.”

“The great thing about this program is that you can spend as little, or as much time on it as you want.”

What is your commitment?

The 12 month commitment begins with a comprehensive matching process. Once partnerships are formed, a formal training  and planning session with a professional facilitator from Dynamic Mentoring Connections.

The program encourages mentoring pairs to commit to a minimum of two meetings (email, phone, etc.) per month devoted to mentoring activities. Mentor pairs will determine the length and frequency of the mentoring meetings. A mid-year energizer webinar and year-end celebration will also be part of the program. Additionally, all program participants will be asked to complete program evaluations at mid, end, and 6 months after program completion. 

There will be a small participation fee for mentees.

What are the mentee’s rewards?

The AAEA Mentoring Program promises to be an exciting and rewarding journey for all involved. We encourage all AAEA members to participate.

The ideal mentee must possess a strong desire to expand his/her professional knowledge and skills and demonstrate willing to invest in his/her own professional development. Mentee applicants should be in the early stages of their current career (years 1-5).

For questions please contact Kristen McGuire, CMP at at (414) 918-3190.

Mentoring is a time-honored tradition in which
the leaders of today guide and groom the leaders of tomorrow